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The Aeonmed Integrated Operation System

Mobile Integrated Operation Systems mean maximising and utilising space in the operating theatre. These systems also adapt well to a range of different environments, including modern clinics, field use, rescues, township hospitals, mountainous areas and many other challenging environments. This particular holistic medical system, the Aeonmed Integrated Operating System includes: A surgical bed Shadowless lamp Anaesthesia machine Sputum elimination machine High frequency electric knife Surgical washing equipment OP750 Surgical Bed – This bed is suitable for a range of different surgeries and meets the demand of different operative postures Eump500D Syringe Pump – Compact, lightweight design EN-S7 Infusion Pump – Colour touch screen, waterproof and an infrared transmission Strong Aluminium Alloy Frame – Corrosion, oxidation and vibration resistance T-Guide – Flexible and compatible with a range of surgical accessories HD Camera – Real-time

The Proper Application and Removal of ECG Electrodes

We often have ECG machines sent to us for checking as the users state that the machine is not reading properly. When we test them, we find out there is nothing wrong.  There are many reasons for this issue. A common problem is that the paper is inserted incorrectly, and another problem is the skin of the patients is not being prepared properly. The skin should NOT be cleaned with an alcohol swab before applying the electrode as the alcohol is drying and will prevent good conductivity through the electrode. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply the electrodes 1. Clean & prepare the skin All application sites need to be clean, dry and free of lotions. The site always needs to be washed with soap and water and then dried before placing the electrodes. Using alcohol should be avoided as it can dry out the skin, increasing skin impedance and trace artifacts. If needed, any excessive hair should be removed at the placement site. 2. Apply the electrodes First the l

The Shangrila 510S: A state-of-the-art Emergency Transport Ventilator

The Shangrila 510S is the newest emergency transport ventilator that combines advanced technology as well as all the latest ventilation features. The Shangrila 510S is fully equipped and offers all the necessary functions and a clever design – all for an affordable price. Let’s take a look at what else the state-of-the-art Shangrila 510S has to offer: - A built in battery that offers 270 minutes of battery life - Compatibility with a vehicle’s power supply - Level IPX4 waterproof to protect against rain and snow - User-friendly design - A speedy start up that enables operation within 3 seconds - Anti-shake and fall - Bedside hook and vehicle mounting board - The ability to be used in signal interference environments - Pressure trigger and flow trigger - Effective parameter monitoring - Backup ventilation for Apnea - Exact electronically controlled PEEP (Positive End-Expiratory Pressure) - Gas supply: central gas or large oxygen cylinder - Invasive and non-i

D-Heart: The Smartphone ECG Device

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a medical tool that is used by doctors to assess the electrical as well as the muscular functions of the heart. Your heart is a two stage electrical pump; an ECG uses electrodes placed on your body to measure the electrical activity in your heart. An ECG test can provide you with useful information about your heart rate and rhythm, and it can help your stay informed about whether you are at risk for heart disease, hypertension or a heart attack. While taking an ECG test is quite simple, the interpretation of the results require a qualified professional with significant training – D-Heart is the first ever ECG device to provide all the relative features, all in one simple, reliable and portable package. D-Heart is a smartphone ECG device that allows just about anyone to perform an ECG from the comfort of their own home. This can free up the doctors time and allow him to track vulnerable patients who are not admitted and to intervene if needed. 

What is an Oxygen Concentrator and how does it work?

Well, the clue is in the name. These machines suck in normal air – which has roughly 80 % nitrogen and 20% oxygen and force it through a special sieve. They are used on patients who have poor lung function as the higher concentration of oxygen allows the patient to get sufficient oxygen. So, how exactly does an oxygen concentrator work? The oxygen concentrator’s sieves trap the nitrogen and pump out oxygen at concentrations of up to 95%. The purity of the oxygen depends on the size of the sieves and the power of the motor. From there the sieves hold onto the nitrogen until they are saturated. Most machines have a 6000-8000 hour life span. After this time, the sieves need to be replaced. Oxygen concentrators are not only convenient, but they are also affordable and do not need to be refilled on a regular basis. These factors make this medical device a commonly used item for oxygen therapy at home as well as on patients in hospital. SA Healthcare is one of th